I just did the same, and for the same reasons.I think I’m gonna lease. With the electrical issues reported here and the door hinge corrosion issues affecting JL’s in general, I would like to have an out if needed.
Here's roughly your deal in a better calculator which shows your $350 lease payment. Nice research and negotiation work!
You don't have to wait for lease end to get out.
This is my logic. The 1st gen + known hinge corrosion issue with JL’s have me a bit nervous.As a first time Jeep owner and since this is Gen 1 of the 4xE, the primary reason I leased is if these Gen 1s turn out to be very problematic (hopefully not!), then I would expect selling one I own could be a harder task - who will pay top dollar (or a decent dollar) for a known-glitchy, problematic car? A lease is finite. If the car is a problem, I can walk away. So for this “peace-of-mind”, I will pay arguably slightly more.
But glass half-full: Assuming it’s a fantastic Jeep with no new/major issues, my grand plan is to trade in the lease on the Sahara for a spec’d out Rubicon in about 2 years!
I did the lease with the credit and also the tread lightly credit for being an affiliiate so I ended up saving like 11,300.00 the residual to purchase the jeep after lease end is ridiculously low... and yes the lease payments are very affordable. I truly love the jeep! I have pulled my 3000 lb camper, been off roading and I drive 30 miles per day to work highway so I find it so comfortable compared to previous wranglers. And I just have to say ITS FAST AS HECK! WOW....Leased mine. Found out about the deal on the Leasehacker forum.
The $7.5k credit off the the cap cost makes it a real cheap lease on 53k Jeep.
Not sure I would want to own this tech until its really proven. Lots of moving parts and tech.
Heard the 4xe is the hottest selling wrangler yet.